The Hershey Company Awarded for Diversity

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was recognized recently with multiple accolades from DiversityInc, and the National Organization on Disability for its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion. Earlier this year the company received a 100% rating on The Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. These accolades underscore the company’s efforts to foster a workforce that reflects different perspectives and celebrates input from people of different backgrounds and experiences.

“Our employees have always been fundamental to our success. We’ve grown because of the unmatched knowledge, expertise, and excellence that our entire team brings to work each day,” said John P. Bilbrey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Company.

Notable Awards Include:

  • DiversityInc’s “25 Noteworthy Companies”
  • DiversityInc’s Top 10 Companies for Veterans
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality Index
  • National Organization on Disability (NOD) Seal

Through various initiatives, the compay continues to focus resources and attention on creating an “innovation everywhere” mindset across the organization. This includes encouraging a diverse and inclusive workforce, bringing together people with diversity of thought, interest, skills and experience.

As the candy giant continues to make strides towards its goal to be a global leader in diversity and inclusion by 2020, focus areas include:

  • Recruiting our nation’s veterans
  • Being the employer of choice for young and upcoming talent
  • Championing gender equity globally

To view more on Hershey’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, visit

About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 21,000 employees and more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America.

Source: The Hershey Company